The crew of the USS Starship Enterprise is again put to the test in the latest Star Trek movie when bad guy John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) shows what a really rough character he is by devastating Starfleet and leaving Earth virtually defenseless against his attacks.
Fortunately, the Enterprise is there to answer Earth’s distress call. Under the courageous leadership of Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), the crew rallies in the face of extreme danger. And since the crew consists of such notable Star Trek members as Dr. Spock (Zachery Quinto), Dr. “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban), Lt. Sulu (John Cho), Lt. Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Ensign Chekov (Anton Yelchin), and Lt. Commander “Scotty” Scott (Simon Pegg), there is definitely enough brain power available to get some interesting retaliation going.
But the evil-doer seems bent on doing more than just destroying the Enterprise and its crew. A villain who is apparently unstoppable, he unleashes a seeming enraged vendetta against Captain Kirk himself, which only adds to the depth of this sci-fi thriller. Because when it gets personal, the action goes up quite a few hot and heavy notches.
If you remember the old Star Trek series, when William Shatner played Captain Kirk, and Leonard Nimoy played Dr. Spock, then you’re sure to be agog at the action in this movie. Special effects have come a long way, baby, and Paramount Pictures made good use of them in this flick.
And if you love the special effects in the movie, just check out the Star Trek Into Darkness tees we’ve got on our site. Each one will remind you of the thrills, the action, and the struggle to defeat an enemy such as the Enterprise crew has never before encountered. Certainly one of them will be something you want to buy and wear, or to give as a gift to someone who’s a real Trekkie.
So raise your eyes heavenward and say a silent, “Beam me up, Scotty,” in fond remembrance of a tremendously cool movie. Just try to limit your space travel should Scotty hear you and give you a beam up. Those guys don’t give frequent flyer rewards.
Just when Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) thought he could enjoy some down time with his gal pal Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) following his exploits in The Avengers, everything in his personal life is put at the mercy of the merciless Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). And thus the latest tale of Iron Man begins.
Walt Disney Studios brings us the latest installment of our hero, pitting Iron Man against Mandarin in a test of wills that stretches Stark’s resolve and instinctive action to the breaking point. With so much hanging in the balance, he must not only match wits with Mandarin, but he has to be resourceful enough to defeat the villain. Because this time, if he slips up, he could lost much more than he could ever recoup: he could lose Pepper.
As in the previous two Iron Man movies, the action is hot and hard-hitting. Who could expect anything less from such a hero? And there is also depth to the character that doesn’t leave you wondering if he is only a cardboard figure who just stepped out of the funny pages. No, Stark has qualms about his abilities, wondering if he’s the one behind his previous successes, or if it’s that iron armor he wears, showing us that even a guy who can take out the bad guys without getting himself taken down can have self-esteem issues.
Most of the film was shot in North Carolina, with some being done in Los Angeles, Florida, and China. Jon Favreau and Don Cheadle are back again as Happy Hogan and James Rhodes, and there are several newcomers to the cast, namely Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, and James Badge Dale. Wow, what a lineup, huh?
And get this, gang: the movie’s in 3D. That’s over two hours (129 minutes, if you want to get technical) of up close and personal action the way only Iron Man can deliver it. Not too shabby, huh? So if you want to do it up right, get yourself an Iron Man shirt and get in line for the movie. Just save some popcorn for me.
It certainly is promising to be a Superhero year at the movie theater. Big ones coming out in a fast and furious pace:
1. Iron Man 3
Tony Stark as portrayed so well by Robert Downey Jr as the self-proclaimed “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist,” is back in theaters in Iron Man 3 on May 3. This time he is getting beat up by supervillain the Mandarin, brought to the big screen for the first time by Ben Kingsley. He likes his jokes but this time is in risk of losing everything — perhaps including his girlfriend and levelheaded counterpart Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
2. Man of Steel
Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel is set go off on June 14. I have been reading mixed opinions on this movie. It appears that Zack Snyder is covering his story with a soft and human-like lens. Henry Cavill’s suit seems like higher tech than the expensive spandex version in earlier superman movies.
3. The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman returns as the mutant with the adamantium claws in “X-Men” movie set in Japan. Directed by James Mangod, who has movies like “Girl, Interrupted” and the underrated Western “3:10 to Yuma.” This is a first superhero movie by the acclaimed director and i will wait to see it before we count it in all-timers. The trailer gives the indication of a action filled film though. Bring it on!
4. Thor – The Dark World
The hammer-wielding God of Thunder is back in “Thor: The Dark World.” The movie pits the short-tempered Asgardian prince against an ancient race of Dark Elves, led by the villain Malekith. We do not know yet how it will turn out in the movie, but Marcel Comics usually portrays him as a smart, fast super villain with many tricks. I think this movie will be a blast!
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We have been looking forward to this movie which should be the hit of 2012 summer.. We brought in a whole set of T-Shirts that have designs from the movie right here. Our Dark Knight gets in to trouble this time first by taking responsibility for DA’s actions. Then he gets into fight with Bane to save Gotham City. Of course, Selina, aka Cat Woman, is in the play too. This movie is somewhat special with appearances by Bill Cowher and several Pittsburgh Steelers. You can find the official movie trailer here. We brought in a whole set of T-Shirts that have designs from the movie. Several of these t-shirts have the logo of the movie which is ultra cool by itself. While checking out the t-shirts from the Dark Knight Rises movie, take a look at our classis batman design either at teesnthings.com or license2tees.com. Here are a few batman tee shirts from our new collection:
The Karate Kid is a 1984 movie starring Ralph Macchio as the Karate Kid and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita as his mentor Mr. Miyagi. Daniel LaRusso offends a bunch of students from Cobra Kai dojo where the master John Kreese subscribes to a
“show no mercy” attitude and practices the strike first, strike hard mantra. Mr Miyagi saves Daniel-San and offers a match between Johnny and Daniel at the “All Valley Karate Tournament” to stop bullying by the gang. Although he gets severly injured at his legs by the dirty “sweep the leg” move, Daniel wins the match by executing a perfect kick from his “Crane Stance.”
The Rocky Movie Series happens to be one of our own favorites. A simple as it was the movie had a plot that immediatley was a crowd hit. Rocky Balboa(Sylvester Stallone) is a small-time boxer and debt collector for local loan shark in Philadelphia. When the opponent of undefeated heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is injured, Creed decides to give a
local underdog a shot at the title. Because he likes Rocky’s nickname, “The Italian Stallion“, he selects the unknown fighter. To prepare for the fight Rocky trains with an ex-bantamweight fighter and gym owner, Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith). Rocky’s good friend Paulie (Burt Young), a meat-packing-plant worker, lets him practice on the carcasses hanging in the freezers. While preparing for the fight, Rocky falls in love with Paulie’s shy sister, Adrian (Talia Shire). One of the many known quotes from the movie is when Rocky confides to Adrian that all he wants is to last 15 rounds against Apollo, which would mean he “… wasn’t just another bum from the neighborhood”. The match ends with a split decision for Apollo and Rocky ends up with a proposal to Adrian.
The original Rocky Movie was made on a budget of less than $1 million and in 28 days. The movie grossed over $225 million and won three Oscars including the best picture award.